Fourth Test, Day One highlights, results, latest updates; Ravi Ashwin says Cameron Green a ‘once-in-a-generation’ talent


Despite being on the receiving end of Cameron Green’s middle-order masterclass, Ravichandran Ashwin has piled on the praise of the man some are touting as a future Australian captain.

Green made his first career ton in the fourth Test in Ahmedabad, and combined with Usman Khawaja for a stunning 208-run fifth partnership.

“I hope you tuned into the IPL auction, it just tells you how the Indian cricketing fraternity rates Cameron Green,” Ashwin said, referring to Green fetching more than $3 million in the IPL auction in December.

“I think he’s a fantastic player … just the raw materials for a person as tall as him, lovely levers, good batting sense, can bowl and really hit the deck well, moves pretty well in the field.

“These are once-in-a-generation cricketers you are talking about.

“We come from different countries – India is very different. We can’t protect such players for a long period of time. It’s perform or perish.

“But in countries like Australia and England, they’re doing pretty well at (protecting players) and I expect Cameron Green to be a wonderful cricketer down the line.”

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